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Orange Police: Woman Helped Thief Sell $30,000 Worth of Tools Stolen In Orange

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Oct 022015
 

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On Sept. 28 at 6:16 a.m., Melissa Matysovzsky, 34, of 26 Allen St, Stratford, surrendered herself at police headquarters after learning of a warrant for her arrest.

The warrant stemmed from an internal theft at Colony Hardware on Lambert Road, where $30,000 worth of tools and electronics was taken by a former employee.

According to the report, Matysovzsky helped that former employee sell the stolen merchandise. Investigation led to the issuance of an arrest warrant.

She was charged with first-degree larceny and held on $100,000 bond and arraigned later that day.

Orange Police: Shoplifter Accused Of Striking a Store Employee

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Feb 272015
 

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300Shoplifting Arrest

Orange police responded to Target, 25 Boston Post Road, twice within an hour on Feb. 19.

The first reported shoplifting came in at 7:17 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Reginald Williams, 45, of 79 Sylvan Ave #2, New Haven, took $563.30 worth of clothing and baby formula from the shelves, then left the store without paying.

Williams was stopped outside by store security agents, and detained for police.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with fifth-degree larceny and possession of marijuana.

Williams was held on $2,000 bond for court March 5.

 

Second Arrest

Just 28 minutes later, officers returned to the store on a complaint of a violent shoplifter.

Upon arrival, officers learned thatAlicia Santiago, 23, of 1565 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Haven, and Taylor Allen, 31, of 89 Coleman St #536, West Haven, had taken $307.45 worth of toys, clothing, baby items and household goods, and left the store without paying.

When confronted by store security agents outside the store, Santiago allegedly struck a Target employee before she and Allen fled the scene.

Officers located both of them a short distance away and took them into custody.

Santiago was charged with third-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny and second-degree breach of peace.

She was released after posting $500 bond for court March 5.

Santiago also had a warrant from the New Haven Police Department which was served by Orange officers.

Allen was charged with sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer and was released after posting $1,000 bond for court March 5.

 

Police Blotter: Motor Vehicle Incidents Lead to Arrests

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Jun 282014
 

police carStolen Car

Police responded to a complaint of a stolen vehicle on June 15 at 8:58 a.m.

According to the report, during the investigation, officers learned that Jason Fraser, 30, of 1030 Fernbrook Road had taken a vehicle belonging to a family member without asking/telling anyone.

When he returned with the vehicle a short time later, he was taken into custody and charged, and the vehicle was returned to its owners.

Fraser was charged with using a motor vehicle without permission. He was released after posting $5,000 bond for court June 30.

 

Warrant Arrest

While on patrol on Derby Avenue, Orange police officers observed a vehicle being driven by Jessica Ruzkowski, 28, of 803 Grassy Hill Road, who was wanted on a warrant.

Officers stopped the car and took Ruzkowski into custody.

During the investigation drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle and seized.

The warrant was for driving with a suspended license. She was served the warrant and additionally charged with another cound of driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ruzkowski was held on $500 bond for court June 20.